A new report from the CDC underscores the need for improved policies and enforcement to prevent food contamination by ill or infectious food workers. The implementation of paid leave for sick workers is a primary concern.

The research suggests that implementing comprehensive ill-worker policies, such as requiring employees to report

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Latino food workers are at risk of contracting coronavirus at their jobs, which is not only a risk to their health but also to the nation’s food supply, according to a Hispanic civil rights organization.

During an online news conference yesterday leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens
Continue Reading Food worker advocates say lack of PPE endangering nation’s food supply

A food handler infected with hepatitis A who worked at New Jersey’s Mendham Golf and Tennis Club is likely responsible for 27 illnesses including one death.

The outbreak, traced to the infected food handler who worked at the Mendham Township club between June 9 and June 30, was first reported
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A new analysis of Campylobacter infections among workers at a Virginia poultry plant offers hints about which employees more likely to fall ill from the bacteria. Government researchers examined health data for plant employees from January 2008 through May 2011 and found that 29 Campylobacter cases had been confirmed during
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